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VIZIO SB4251W-B4 Review

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 EDITOR'S CHOICE
By Caleb Denison
May 14, 2013

Vizio’s SB4251W-B4 delivers the sort of features and control that users have been longed after for years now, and does it with style, finesse and surprisingly good audio quality.

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April 19, 2013

Buying a TV isn't something you do every year, or even every three years. It's a long-term investment. These are the best future-proof sets.

Panasonic TC-P55ST50

  • Vivid colors, outstanding black levels
  • Enough built-in apps to make a Roku box jealous
  • Smart menu system, smarter remote
  • Avoids the ailments of previous-generation plasmas

Sony KDL-46HX850 LED Internet TV

  • One of the best, and best-looking, LCD panels by Sony
  • Color depths and black levels rival similarly priced plasmas
  • A single slab of edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass
  • Superior local dimming engine

Vizio Razor LED TV E601I-A3

  • Huge 60-inch HDTV for cheap
  • Packed with apps
  • Nice keyboard-equipped remote
  • Lots of options for image-tweakers


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By Robert Silva
March 27, 2013

From January 14th through February 11th, readers had the opportunity to submit nominations for their best home theater product brands in several categories. From the list of nominations, five finalists for each product category were chosen. The final voting period ran from 12:00am EST February 19th through March 19th at 11:59pm EDT. Now that all votes have been counted by, the winners for this year's awards can now be revealed.

I want to thank all those who voted in this year's Readers' Choice Awards. Now that all votes have been counted by, the winners for this year's awards can now be revealed. See the listing below for the winners in each category.

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The Best Phones and Tablets at CES 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013
By Jared Newman
January 14, 2013

VIZIO Tries a Windows 8 Tablet with AMD Inside

Unlike most of the Windows 8 tablets we’ve seen so far, Vizio’s slate uses an AMD Z60 processor instead of Intel-based chips. In terms of performance, it should be on par with Intel’s Clover Trail-based Atom processor–so not exactly a powerhouse–but AMD’s chips have a bit more graphics muscle to power the tablet’s 11.6-inch, 1080p display.

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The Best New Gadgets of CES 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013
By Damien Scott
January 11, 2013

The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show has come to an end. It's been a long week of meetings, smartphones, tablets, TVs, and insufferable convention food, but we made it through. Now that's it's done, it's time to take a look back and reflect on all the diamonds hidden in the massive rough that is the world's largest gadget convention. If you're wondering what the best hardware will be this year, keep reading.

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The Verge Awards: The Best of CES 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Verge
By The Verge Staff
January 11, 2013

We came, we saw, we got lost in a virtual world. And now we’re back. The show that was supposed to be the last of the biggest — the end of the best — actually turned out a little differently than the critics predicted. A show that could have limped instead leapt in places. A show that could have declined seemed to rise instead. But it rose in all kinds of interesting directions. Towards hardware startups funded by the crowd, towards connected devices that actually seem to make sense, to televisions that offered a logical next step instead of a gimmick. This year’s show offered a glimpse of what may not just be the New Thing at this CES, but the heart of CES for years to come — the indie hardware maker, a new kind of force in the industry that is quickly changing our perceptions of what can be done and how it has to be done. It's exciting on many levels.

So there was good stuff. No, great stuff. And we think that stuff deserves to be rewarded (or at least called out) for being what it is: the best of the best. We present that list to you, unedited and uncut, for your reading pleasure, without interruption. Also, vote for the best thing you saw too!

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Las Vegas, January 10, 2013 – VIZIO, America’s #1 Sound Bar Company1, announced it won a Best of CES Award for its 42” 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar with wireless subwoofer and surrounds (S4251w-B4).  Produced and judged by editors from CNET, the winners of the Best of CES Awards were named Thursday, January 10, at 2013 CES in Las Vegas. Videos of the winners and finalist products can be found at
Selected by CNET’s expert editors, the winners were the most exciting, innovative and promising products at the show. CNET editors scoured the 2013 CES show floor for products to consider for the prestigious award. In addition, CNET awarded a Best of Show product and thousands of online readers and viewers voted for the CNET People’s Voice winner.

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Best of CES Award Winners

Thursday, January 10, 2013
January 10, 2013

CNET once again presents the official awards program of CES. The awards recognize the best products at the show, including a Best of Show award and a People's Voice award, as voted by the CNET audience. See all the finalists.

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By Scott Lowe
January 9, 2013

The latest and greatest in mobile hardware.

Year after year, CES serves as the launching point for some of the most anticipated smartphones and tablets, and this year's show was no exception. We've traversed the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, hunting down the hottest, most innovative devices. We've rounded up the front-runners, which are certain to be contenders for our regular Best of CES awards. So, without further adieu, here are the mobile devices that could soon be topping your wishlist.

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The 100 Best Products of 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
November 27, 2012

Around this time each year, the editors at PCWorld and TechHive gather to recognize the best new tech products—the hardware, software, gadgets, and devices that had the biggest impact on the world. The process starts out casually enough, because editors get to name their favorites from their respective beats, and everything is included in the first pass.

But passions rise when the time comes to winnow what inevitably becomes a very long list to just 100 new products. There’s a fervent back and forth as the editors make their cases as to why their product should remain on the list—and someone else’s should be whacked. Staff alliances form and dissolve as editors strategize how they’ll win the day for their picks.

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